Teaching and community learning can work together

Proposals to unite the functions of the CLD Standards Council and the General Teaching Council for Scotland in one new organisation have led to a ‘them and us’ debate

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Haven’t you heard? Don’t you know? Last June, it was proposed that an Education Workforce Council (EWC) be established, encompassing the roles and functions of both the Community Learning and Development Standards Council (CLDSC) and the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). This was not to be an expansion of GTCS powers, but the co-creation of an entirely new professional regulation and registration organisation for those employed or deployed within education. Audible gasps echoed around the workplaces of those affected.

Scores of CLDSC discussion events were attended by hundreds of ...

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